As interest in alternatives grows, the CIO of Japan's national pension fund believes that the mindset of asset owners must change, if they want to hire the staff they need.
After merging domestic alternatives investments into its global strategy, the state pension fund is now putting its efforts into overseas expansion.
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The portfolio holds a potential upside for the Korean asset owner and its partners, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
Limited resources and fear of failure bid the pension funds to turn to consultants, but also means they are potentially missing out on even more favourable investments.
Record investment this year in Asian real estate underlines the region's growing importance to the wider market.
The likelihood of a prolonged global dip in interest rates is reviving demand for the country's real estate among domestic and potentially overseas asset owners.
Institutional investors are allocating more to private equity at the expense of hedge funds and the trend looks set to continue, a survey from EY shows.
Investors in search of some yield could seek out one of the most basic forms of dividend available. Exotic renewables offer another option – via the medium of dance (and beef)
A new study by Aima and EY says that Asian hedge funds are more diverse than their European counterparts, but that they still need to do more.
The current share of investments from Denmark’s largest commercial pension fund does not match the growth potential of the region, according to its real estate head.
The Canadian pension plan intends to greatly expand its Indian investments, increasingly through local partnerships, according to its Asia Pacific head.
Hong Kong may struggle to become Asia’s private equity hub despite tax incentives thanks to the city's deep-rooted issues, suggest investment industry executives.
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Japan’s market for apartment buildings is seeing foreigner investors increase both the size and reach of their exposure, rivalling domestic investors.
Hong Kong real estate prices were already starting to slide before the recent protests accelerated the drop. How far and fast could they fall?
Niche office investment in Beijing highlights German property investment firm's growing emerging Asian push after a multi-year expansion.
Investment into Hong Kong real estate plunged in the year to June 30, finds new research. And the prevailing political turmoil there may not bode well for future inflows.
The move is part of an asset owner partnership strategy to help Poba increase its direct investments, and it offers the pension fund a good strategic overlap.
Many institutional investors are seriously considering adding fixed income ETFs to their portfolios. Here in our second instalment we continue to dispel some myths about the investment vehicle.